The latest episode of Star Warsologies focuses on astrophysics in Star Wars!

Astrophysics professor Dr. Lisa Will joins us for a discussion about planets, moons, and asteroids. She breaks down just what the phrase “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” actually means in terms of space and time as we know it. We also learn about real-life planets and moons with mono-climates, but there’s still plenty that’s fantasy! What would Lisa do if she had one fandom wish? Tune in to find out!

Lisa also joined us for our Comic Con @Home panel (episode 5), so definitely check that out too! She will join us again as we host an in-person panel at the upcoming Comic Con Special Edition.

In Star Warsologies, hosts James Floyd and Melissa Miller combine their love of Star Wars with their keen interest in all things academic by asking experts about how their field is represented in a galaxy far, far away. It’s a monthly podcast about science and Star Wars!

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